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Santorum: Where are Romney and Obama?
March 26th, 2012
05:59 PM ET

Santorum: Where are Romney and Obama?

(CNN) – Mitt Romney should be in Washington, D.C. while the Supreme Court hears a challenge to the national health care law, Rick Santorum said Monday.

"Mitt Romney's 3,000 miles away. He should be here," the Republican presidential candidate said in an interview set to air on CNN's "The Situation Room." "He doesn't want to talk about the issue because he can't on substance disagree with the policies of this administration."

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Filed under: 2012 election • Health Care • Interviews • Mitt Romney • Rick Santorum
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  1. Burak

    . “Members buy their way onto committees. When I first came to Congress, the party was esupopsd to help you. Now, when a new member is sworn in, he or she is told what their dues are — how much they are expected to raise for the party for the next election. It’s worse in the Senate. It turns the whole place into a money machine.” My colleague Tom Ferguson has been all over this lately and I'm going to get it together to do a post on it sometime soon. The buy-your-way to power invovles both Democrats and Republicans, by the way. Go to the Industries tool at for all election cycles, for instance, and you will find that just as much money from the Securities/Financial industry has gone to Democrats as to Republicans. In 2006 and 2008 the financial industry gave more to Democrats than they did to the GOP.

    April 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm |
  2. s

    Poor Ole rick, no one really cares what you thing now, so you have to get in the news somehow, Palin wantabe

    March 29, 2012 at 9:27 am |
  3. Phil, Jersey

    What in the Hell is wrong with Healthcare. Its Bringing down the depth, encouraging personnel responsibility....two things the republicans claim to care so deeply about. Insurances can't deny preexisiting conditions, kick you off when use too much, brings down premiums......all the things that that was judged by an independent CBO. They are fighting against the Greater Good, Evolution, all to Hold on to Power. Its not about Principals because a main principle was Individual mandates which they dropped like a hot potato in order to defeat President Obama.

    March 28, 2012 at 12:46 am |
  4. Phil, Jersey

    These judges sound more like kids who can't see the common logic that just because A happens does not mean that B has to happen. Because Health Care is enacted does not mean broccoli will have to be brought. They are not arguing any real logic of why the Health Care law is Unconstitutional. Everyone will eventually need Health Care which makes it a Universal need that should be best regulated by the government and majority of people who already pays into it which will make it cheaper and fairer for them.

    March 28, 2012 at 12:31 am |
    • Robert

      [174] stu,I am not worried about loss as most of my cash asetss are spread around elsewhere (and getting better returns), and what is there is well under the insurance limit (WELL under, regrettably). But given the focus on Citi these days, well, any cause for concern is a cause for concern.

      July 31, 2012 at 11:09 pm |
    • John

      Globe, You are so out the mark. First, any from the Republican field is a much more able public senrvat. Second, if you look into what the fed did with much of our money, you will see it went to banks in Europe and here in the US. As for Republican voters, they are much more informed than Democracts. More than half don't know anything about the people they vote for and much of the time their names.

      August 2, 2012 at 11:51 pm |
  5. C Oliver

    The supreme judges should be for what best for the people not the tea party or the GOP!

    March 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
    • maryann

      You are correct. And WHY are Wolf and Jack and other reporters/commentators not mentioning that the Individual Mandate for health care was supported in 1993 by ALL the Republican leaders just as they supported the Individual Mandate for car insurance? This is not a new issue and the media should expose those who oppose it now but were for it when it was a Republican idea. Rachel Maddow on MSNBC is the only one talking about THAT.

      March 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
      • Dharmendar

        Seneca (7)-If you don't want to buy a house until the market stops dennicilg (which I suspect is your underlying concern here), take up a hobby and forget about housing for a long, long time.Short sales are no better and no worse for the buyer in terms of insulation against market declines.

        July 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm |
    • Mike Cornett

      Haven't you seen the Supreme Court Judges at the State of the Union address. They don't clap. That proves without a doubt they don't side with anyone. And I have some swamp land to sell too.

      March 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
  6. Jim Thomas

    It is very unconstitional,and that is happening to a nation called the USA.Government has gotton out of control and needs to be stopped now.We need less control by them idiots before it is to late.We are a nation of wimps because of drugs and stupid politicans.What a sad way for the greatest nation in the world to go.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
    • Mike Cornett

      Look out. the barbariens are comming from the north. We better build a wall there too. Look out Canada. And half of your people speak French.....what's with that. Well I guess French sounds a little more classy compaired to Spanish.
      Politics: What a comedy show. Oh yea. A note for Rick Santorun.....engage your brain before you put your mouth in gear. All you guys are so tired from your road show you don't know what you are saying. Yea, Let's pick a fight with Russia. Can you spell S_T_U_P_I_D. I just wish some "horse" would come up from the rear and blow you guys away.

      March 27, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  7. joshua

    meanwhile, Obama is selling our country down the river to his communist buddies is Russia and North Korea.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
    • Clara

      What is your guiding phholsopiy?All I see from liberals is that they want big government to take away all responsibility and create a world where all results are equal no matter what. Don't work, no problem. Don't want to pay for your own kids, no problem Today's liberals are more like libertines. The only freedom you want is freedom from consequences.

      August 3, 2012 at 12:04 am |
  8. Mike Cornett

    Mitt Romney is only Mr. Citizen, just like you and me. He has no effect on the health care issue. He doesn't have to stand on top of the Supreme Court Building to get the Court's decision. We don't send messages by Pony Express any more.

    March 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  9. Phil, Jersey

    I just hope these Supreme Court judges don't play politics with this HealthCare policy. These conservative judges have shown great tendency to be political with acts like the Super Pacs, Clarence Thomas attending events that bash healthcare and his wife vowing that Thomas won't vote for it. It normally takes the Supreme Court a long time to get to cases, so what are the odds that they are hearing these cases like HealthCare, Affirmitive Action, so fast right before an election.....smells fishy. Its already a lack of faith with politicians who just view things political and now with the Last and Final Justice institution of the land only viewing things political leaves no hope or faith in laws which leads to Anarchy.

    March 26, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
    • Ahmed

      and did some things he didn't neecssarily have strong feelings about to keep the conservative base intact, Perrry's personal beliefs actually toed the conservative line.I think in Santorum, we've found a replacement for Perry.

      May 21, 2012 at 5:25 am |
  10. Doug Ericson

    Rick's on fiyah. Rick will win Wisconsin.

    March 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm |

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